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The Windermere Hotel

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Windermere has been called the ‘Gateway to the Lakes.’ With mountains, moors, lakes and tarns it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the splendour of the English countryside, right in the heart of the Lake District. The Windermere Hotel occupies an excellent location at the head of the village of Windermere itself. Built from traditional Lakeland slate, our hotel is listed by English Heritage, and is one of the oldest hotels in Windermere having opened back in 1847 to coincide with the construction of the local railway. The hotel’s location is ideal for exploring the local villages of Bowness and Windermere, as well as the beautiful Lake District scenery.
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Grade: 95 out of 100
36Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
8Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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I parked up in the pouring rain only to find out I had to move my car into the bay of my choosing, whilst paying £6 for the privilege. As if this wasn't enough, my room was miles away through this rabbit warren of a place; the shortcut to my room involved walking along the car
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Hotel's Favourite
Stayed here for 2 nights Friday and Saturday and had a lovely stay. Really welcoming staff, lovely breakfast and a nice room. The room was modern and more than comfortable for our weekend. Only downside was the shower pressure, it wasn’t very powerful. It is close to lots of
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Response from thewindermerehotel, Front Office Manager at The Windermere Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear lucorrigan I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I will pass your comments on to all departments. We are looking into our shower pressure so we do apologize about that but glad to read it didn't spoil your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks again for your wonderful review. The Windermere Hotel
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Went for my birthday weekend with friends. Hotel lovely great staff went with Shearings. Good value for money and all you can eat cooked breakfast and 3 course evening meal. We took our own drink into the bar at night, they even lent us glasses from bar, how good is that! Only
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Paid £100 for a room that I assume was beneath the staff quarters. After getting back in our room from Windermere (10.30 pm) there was constant noise from above, shouting, laughing, doors banging and furniture being moved around. This went on until 2am!!! Then started again at
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We stayed for 4 nights on a coach trip which included cooked breakfast and dinner. We were extremely well pleased with the place. The room was cosy with a queen or king size bed (not sure about bed sizes it was a very generous size one) it was also warm. Unfortunately in this
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Response from thewindermerehotel, Front Office Manager at The Windermere Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Keravill Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and that the staff are very helpful. We do apologize about the heating problem and we will have that investigated. We do hope we see you again in the future. Many Thanks The Windermere Hotel
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My dad had a single room and it was in the main hotel, it didnt have a view but it was nice as single rooms go
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There is nowhere to keep bikes. We ended up chaining ours to a post round the back of the hotel near the kitchen
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There is parking area in area front of hotel - we reserved space at around £3 daily - supermarket/train station opposite hotel with large Lakeland outlet next to station. - and short walk into town centre full of shops.
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is there free parking
There is parking, but I believe it's a £5 charge
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"Room 148 has an amazingly comfy bed"
"Superior room"
"Got moved to a "Superior room" - slightly better quality, but not good value"
"Have an upgraded room if possible, worth the difference"
"Accessability is good with ground floor rooms and a lift. Most rooms are quiet."
US$88 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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